On April 30, 2009, Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea issued Order No. 20 setting technology and Markman tutorials in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-650).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea determined that “brief technology tutorials will be useful in setting the stage for the hearing.”  ALJ Gildea permitted the private parties 30 minutes per side and indicated that      “[l]egal argument during said presentations will not be permitted.”

ALJ Gildea further determined that following the technology tutorials the parties would be permitted to “present Markman tutorials providing an overview of claim construction issues with respect to the patents at issue in this Investigation.”  ALJ Gildea further ordered that the private parties and the Commission Investigative Staff “will be permitted 30 minutes per side to summarize their legal arguments with respect to claim construction.”